House speaker visits Lithuania commits to countering Russia

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress’ commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression.The Republican led a bipartisan delegation of House members marking the 25th anniversary of Lithuania’s independence.Their visit came as the U.S. and NATO allies have criticized Russia for its increasingly aggressive actions, including backing separatist troops on Ukraine’s eastern border. The U.S. has announced plans to offer tanks and other equipment to six former Soviet bloc nations including Lithuania to help counter the threat. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, speaks with Lithuania’s Speaker of the Parliament Loreta Grauziniene during a meeting at the Parliament’s palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) Boehner says Congress is working to ensure that Lithuania and other countries in the region get the tangible assistance they need. He said Congress also is working to expedite natural gas exports to Europe.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more